Thursday, December 5, 2013
Checking Off Lists...
Not very much is happening in the creative studio. I stitched some tissue holders. I used some fancy fabrics that have metallic silvers or golds. I like these to hold tissues for pockets or purses. And they are easy for gifts that require mailing. With the high costs of postage these are fairly affordable to mail inside a Christmas Card. I wrap them in lightweight tissue paper to keep the envelope from getting too bulky.
Since I have not been very productive in the sewing room or studio I can show you my desk the past few days. Lots of packaging and mailings. I prefer to still hand address and hand write each and every Christmas card I send out. Yes, it takes a very lot of time however I feel it means more to the recipient if they see I have taken the time to relate to them with a personal message. Am I checking off my lists? Yes! Thank goodness I wrote out my lists as they are helping me stay focused and on target. Today Mr. C and I had a list of errands and we thankfully accomplished every thing...except the smog test on our vehicle in order to register it before time runs out. Can you believe two smog stations are swamped with work and have approximately 4 hour waits? Who knew?!!!
Our weather is extremely cold. The decks have ice on them that hasn't melted in two days. The pond is frozen and I could have sworn I saw Zippy Chippy the chipmunk and his squirrely friends ice skating across it singing Christmas carols and having a winter blast. Well at least it made me smile. I hope you are safe across the states as the snow and ice are causing great difficulties. We are expecting snow very soon.
I am enjoying everyone's holiday decorations. Many are very serene and calm in theme and that is so refreshing during this hectic busy season. Thank you bloggers for always sharing so generously. As always I love reading your comments and suggestions. Mr. C says I am addicted to blogging and comments. I say that is a very reasonable and healthy addiction. Oh yes...chocolate too! My latest craze is See's Sugar Free Dark Bar. At first I thought why bother? Then I tasted them and they are yummy. I feel like I am being a bit better than bad. Well, it makes sense to me and I am the one who has to weigh in each week and be accountable. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
Enjoy Creative Bliss and December Delights Dears...